Seven exceptional companies have been honored as top integrators of technology solutions for government in 2011.  e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government celebrated the winners at the Best Fit Integrator Awards in Sunriver, Oregon.

The awards honor firms who tailor technology solutions to suit the unique needs of government.  Winners were selected from nominations, submitted by public sector IT entities, of companies who partnered with them on projects addressing such areas as health and human services; public safety and corrections; and portals and online services.

“Now, more than ever, it is critical that government and industry work together to achieve success that neither could do as effectively on their own,” said Center Executive Vice President Cathilea Robinett. “These integrators demonstrate how collaboration creates innovation – in turn helping governments operate more efficiently and provide enhanced services to constituents, thus benefitting everyone. Congratulations to the winners!”

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The winners:

Exceptional Service Award in Health and Human Services   
Partner and Project: Santa Clara County Social Services Agency, Case Management / Business Intelligence System
Modernization Award in Corrections and Public Safety
Partner and Project: California Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Enterprise Architecture (EA) Program
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Performance and Modernization Award in Health and Human Services
Partners and Projects:
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, RAPIDS Project;
New Hampshire Electronic Application System (NH EASY); and
Wisconsin Client Assistance for Re-employment and Economic Support (CARES) project - Electronic Case File Automation

Hewlett-Packard Company
Collaboration and Performance Award in Health and Human Services
Partner and Project: CalWIN - California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS) Information Network, Benefits CalWIN and ACCESS CAlWIN

NICUSA, Inc.    
Exceptional Service and Modernization Award in Portals and Online Services
Partners and Projects:
Alabama Salon Inspection Report
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Online Licensing System
Maine Electronic Court Fine Payment Services
Maine Corrections Money Deposit Service
The Rhode Island Recreational Saltwater Fishing Registration Program
Utah Broadband Project
Northrop Grumman Corporation    
Exceptional Service Award in Health and Human Services
Partner and Project: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Special Nutrition Programs Website
Modernization and Performance Award in Health and Human Services
Partner and Project: Los Angeles County "Your Benefits Now!" Online Application Website

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation.

Janet Grenslitt
Director of Surveys and Awards